Stone – Levitation Ale

stone-levitation-aleHere we are on Day 2 of the #12BeersOfXmas and we have one from Stone that i’ve really been looking forward to drinking.

Stone – Levitation Ale (4.4%, 12oz bottle)

The beer pours dark amber, but very very clear and bright; with a persistent fluffy white head and a medium carbonation.

The aroma is big and hoppy with a distinct US citrus fruit character.  This citrus character is also carried through into the flavour, it’s packed with citrus and tropical fruits, but this is complemented by a rich maltiness that really works well to balance it all out.

The beer is medium bodied and finishes really quite dry, with a sharp but refreshing bitterness that makes you want to keep sipping.  So much so in fact that it was finished way too quickly.

Overall this is a great beer – most recommended if you can get your hands on it!